OXFORD – Oxford Union

The Oxford Union was founded as a debating society. Every Thursday evening during term the Union hosts one of its main debates. Speeches from many of these attract significant media attention worldwide.

In recent debates, Nick Clegg clashed with Nigel Farage on the subject of EU membership, Mehdi Hassan described why Islam is a religion of peace, and Angela Davis argued that extremism in defence of liberty is no vice to mark the fiftieth anniversary of Malcolm X’ s visit to the Union.

Although the dress code for the main debate guest speakers and formal dinner guests is black tie/evening dress, members attending the debate are not required to wear evening dress, and should dress in their normal day wear

LONDON – City Livery Club

The City Livery Club is a members-only club in the City of London which was established in June 1914. It is currently based at 42 Crutched Friars, in the City of London, a site which it shares with the City University Club. The Club is open to men and women.

The club was founded ‘to bind together in one organisation liverymen of the various guilds in the bond of civic spirit, in service to the Ancient Corporation and in the maintenance of the priceless City Churches,’ and it serves primarily as a social and lunching club for those working in the City.

CAMBRIDGE – Cambridge Union Society

NEW RECIPROCAL CLUB

From its small beginnings as a debating society, the Cambridge Union currently has over 70,000 life members worldwide. Now the oldest debating society in the world, and the largest student society in Cambridge, the Union remains a unique forum for the free exchange of ideas and the art of public debate.

In the past the Society has hosted such great figures as Winston Churchill, Theodore Roosevelt and the current Dalai Lama, and it continues to provide Cambridge students with the opportunity to meet and question the people that shape our world, and has grown into the central forum for student discussion in Cambridge.

ARMAGH – Armagh County Club

NEW RECIPROCAL CLUB

The Armagh County Club is a private members’ Club situated in the centre of the historic city of Armagh. The Club has occupied the same premises since its foundation in 1869. During the Second World War the building was use by the government as an officers’ mess for troops who were stationed in the city. Membership of the club is by invitation only.

GLASGOW – Western Baths Club

NEW RECIPROCAL CLUB

The Western Baths Club is a Victorian era private swimming and leisure club founded in 1876. The Club remains at its original site at 12 Cranworth Street, Hillhead, Glasgow. The 19th-century baths are protected as a category A listed building. Along with the Arlington Baths it is one of two Clubs of its kind left in Glasgow. In recent years the Club acquired adjacent ground and erected a new building to house a modern sports hall and gym thereby further enhancing the Club’s facilities. The Baths are distinctive for their period trapeze and exercise rings over the swimming pool.

GLASGOW – Glasgow Art Club

NEW RECIPROCAL CLUB

The Glasgow Art Club always welcomes New Members into its fold, and it’s not just a club solely for artists! Located in the heart of the city, The Glasgow Art Club is the private members’ club with a difference. Steeped in culture and heritage, the Club has been a meeting place for generations of the city’s most innovative and creative inhabitants.

The Club is a fun and relaxed environment, offering members and their guests the chance to experience a better way of socialising, networking and meeting new people. There is a fully stocked bar, a restaurant serving delicious lunches, two exclusive private dining/drinking/meeting rooms and an impressive Gallery space, which lends itself fantastically to regular live music events, they really do have something for everyone.

NLC Members: During these uncertain times, please do contact the Club directly to confirm opening dates and times before arranging a visit.

LONDON – Oriental Club

For nearly two hundred years, the Oriental Club has been an iconic Central London focal point for those who have lived, worked or travelled in the East. Today, a diverse membership values the modern amenities of Stratford House and the attentive service offered by the Club’s Staff. Tucked away at the end of Stratford Place, in a convenient Central London location, close to Bond Street.

The Club is ideally placed for meeting friends, family and colleagues for business, an evening out, or simply time-out from a busy day. The Club has forty well-appointed bedrooms, an elegant Dining Room with renowned cuisine, two Bars, a secluded Courtyard Terrace and Shamiana, Meeting Rooms, an IT Suite, spacious Drawing Rooms, a Billiards Room and Private Dining Rooms for hosting events and parties.

CHESTER – The Chester City Club

Founded in 1807 as The Commercial Reading Rooms, The Chester City Club is one of only a few surviving traditional clubs still located in their original premises. In fact, there are only twelve clubs in existence in this country (excluding Scotland) whose foundation dates back earlier. Situated in the secluded St Peter’s Church Yard, opposite the stunningly refurbished and highly recommended Commercial Hotel, The Club offers a quiet oasis in the city for members to dine and relax.

BRADFORD – The Bradford Club

Founded in the early 19th Century, the Club building is mid-Victorian set in the central conservation area of the city, but has been completely modernised and refurbished.

LONDON – City University Club

The City University Club (CUC) is a lunch club in the heart of the financial area of London. Originally established in 1895 by Oxbridge graduates who wanted a lunch club in the City. The link with the universities remains, but membership is now much wider, embracing both sexes and many professions. The Club moved to new premises on 29 January 2018 at 42 Crutched Friars London EC3N 2AP which used to house the Lloyds Club